Looking for something to do this winter? Are you interested in learning about what’s going on in the world around you? Unifor and McMaster University are offering free online educational courses to our members who work for General Motors, Ford and FCA.

Members can use the ZOOM platform to participate from the comfort of their own home and will receive credits towards a McMaster Labour Studies Certificate, upon completion the certificate will give you a 6 month credit towards a degree.

With Covid-19 social distancing rules there has never been a better time to sign up for an online course.  There is no cost to our members who attend, all course fees are covered by Unifor.

Course Available Mac-Unifor Schedule Fall 2021 LINKS


If you want more information about any of these courses,  Email Vince Guardari at

Unifor-McMaster Labour Studies Certificate

Fall 2021 Course Schedule

Social media, E- Devices, and our Employers; Do we have Privacy Rights?

1 Session

Can employers monitor, discipline or fire us for posts we make on social media? What about our private emails? Our phones? Labour Lawyer Roberto Henriquez joins us to discuss these questions.

Mon Sept 27, 5:30-8:30 pm

The Problem with Big Pharma

1 Session

M.D. Joel Lexchin joins us to discuss how big corporations control Big Pharma, and how this affects our health. What can we do to change this?


Mon Oct 4, 2021, 5:30-8:30pm

The Problem with the Big Banks

1 Session



How do the big banks ‘gouge’ individuals, and make super profits at our expense? Duff Conacher of Democracy Watch will tell us about this, and the campaign to make the banks more accountable.


Mon Oct 18, 2021, 5:30-8:30pm

Is the Canada Pension Plan and Old Age Security under Attack?

2 Sessions

Malcolm Buchanon of the Congress of Union Retirees Canada Joins us for 2 nights to assess the threats posed to OAS and CPP. Will young workers have any pension when they retire?


Thurs Oct 28, and Nov 4, 2021, 5:30-8:30pm

Covid and the return back to school

1 Session

How has the return to school looked so far? Two teachers, from an elementary and a secondary school will share their thoughts from the front lines.


Mon Nov 8, 5:30-8:30 pm

Does Big Money Influence Politics?

1 Session

Duff Conacher of Democracy Watch returns to discuss how Big Money influences elections and the political process, and what can be done about it.


Mon, Nov 15, 5:30-8:30 pm

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If you want more information about any of these courses, or would like to register please contact the Education Committee, or Peter Scott at 905-682-2611 X 238 or